Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s

Mass Schedule of
First Communions

Eighty of our parish children will be celebrating the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time at the following Masses:

Saturday, April 21
5:30 PM

Sunday, April 22
11:00 AM and 12:30 PM

Sunday, April 29
9:30 AM and 11:00 AM

Saturday, May 5
5:30 PM

Sunday, May 6
9:30 AM, 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM

Saturday, May 12
5:30 PM

We ask you to help us welcome these children to the table of the Lord.

Rosary Society
Communion Breakfast

Rosary Society Communion Breakfast
Sunday, May 6th, 9:30am

The Rosary Society will hold their annual Communion Breakfast on Sunday, May 6th at 9:30am at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Hackensack. All are welcome to attend. Our guest speaker will be Judy Cenicola. The cost will be $24.00. Please drop off a check payable to “St. Peter’s Rosary Society” at the rectory by Monday, April 30th to reserve your spot. We hope you will join us!

Evening of
Peace and Friendship

Come join us for a relaxed evening all about exploring God’s Word in community. We’ll read the upcoming Sunday Scripture, spend some time discussing, and finish the evening with conversation and friendship over Wine/Beer/Cheese/dessert… It’s a terrific opportunity for parish acquaintances to become friends, a place for ministries to network, an occasion for the peace of God to come into our lives.

Next Gathering: 
Tuesday, May 8 – 7:30 PM
Parish Center

It’s open to all St. Peter’s parishioners & friends. You can come as often you wish… There’s no-commitment and nothing to join. Please RSVP below to let us know you are coming so we can prepare.


2018 – Tuesdays:
Jan. 9

Feb. 13

Lenten Gatherings (Chapel)
Feb. 20
Feb. 27
Mar. 6
Mar. 13
Mar. 20

Apr. 10

May 8
June 12


Opening of 2019
Mass Intention Book

Our 2019 Book of Mass Intentions
will open on
Saturday May 12, 2018
9:30am – 12pm in the Parish Center

In order to accommodate the requests of many PARISHIONERS, we remind you: Only three Mass intentions per PARISHIONER will be allowed on the day the Mass Book opens (May 12th).

Please use the printable request form to record your mass intention requests and bring it with you to the Parish Center on May 12th.

The 2019 Guidelines and more information can be found here.

M.O.M.S. Group
Spring Clothing Swap

The M.O.M.S. group biannual children’s clothing swap will take place on Saturday, May 19, from 9am-12pm in the Parish Center. Parents are invited to shop for gently used children’s and maternity clothes.

Donations will be accepted on Friday, May 18, from 3-7pm in the Parish Center. Items are free, and you do not have to donate clothes to shop.

Volunteers are needed to help organize donations both days. If interested, please e-mail Lauren at

St. Peter’s Support Group
Upcoming Trips

St. Peter’s Singles Support Group Upcoming Trip Information:

Check their website for details on trips to Mackinac Island and Mystic / Foxwoods / the Newport Mansions

Call Kathy Marshall at 973-246-6148 or email her at for any questions and reservations.

Blood Pressure Screening
After All Masses

Free Blood Pressure Screening
April 21 and 22
After All Masses

All are invited to have your blood pressure checked by our parish RNs.

According to the CDC, what you don’t know about high blood pressure could hurt you. High blood pressure affects one in three Americans, yet many people with the condition don’t know they have it. Did you know:

♥ High blood pressure may be linked to dementia.
♥ Young people can have high blood pressure, too.
♥ High blood pressure usually doesn’t have any symptoms.
♥ Many people who have high blood pressure don’t know it.
♥ Women and minorities face unique risks when it comes to high blood pressure.

See for more information, or pick up a flyer in the take-one racks in the Gathering Space.


Evening Prayer with

Come join us on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. as we gather to pray Evening Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours in the presence of the exposed Blessed Sacrament. We will have a brief period of silent adoration and meditation followed by benediction.

Teen Mass
and Schedule

Sunday, May 6
6:00 PM in the Church

There will be a Teen Mass celebrated at St. Peters at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, which will feature members of the Youth Group performing all liturgical duties and performing the music live.  The Youth Group invites all teenagers to come and be part of this worship celebration.

Mark your calendars:

Teen Mass Schedule
(Second Sunday of the Month unless noted):
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 6 (1st Sunday)
June 11


St. Martin’s Kitchen
Volunteers Needed

Saturday, May 12: All who wish to participate are invited to join us. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m. In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.

Meeting for Families Starting
Faith Formation Classes

Meeting for Parents Whose Children Are Entering 1st Grade in September

If you are a registered parishioner and your oldest child is going into 1st grade in September 2018, it is time to register for Faith Formation classes.

You are invited to a new family meeting on Tuesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Please call the office at 201-265-6019 to RSVP. Registration forms will be handed out at the meeting

St. Peter’s Seniors
May Meeting

Because Sunday, May 13 is Mother’s Day, there will NOT be a St. Peter’s Senior meeting on that day. The next meeting of the St. Peter’s Seniors will take place on Sunday, May 20 after the 11:00 am Mass in the Parish Center.

Our Guest Speaker will be Laura Huisking from Home Helpers of Bergen County. Ms. Huisking will speak about in-home care programs and will give advice and tips on practical, useful health care at home. She will also address us on scams and frauds and how to avoid them.

We hope that you can make the meeting on May 20th! Happy, blessed Mother’s Day to our Moms, Grandmothers, Great Grandmothers – and all who fill or have taken these places in our lives.

St. Peter’s Seniors Meeting
Sunday May 20
Following the 11:00 am Mass
Parish Center
Hope to see you there!

Quick Links

Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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Statue of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

A statue of Mary is available every week for praying at home.  Pick up the statue at the rectory on Sunday (between 9:00 and 12:00) to pray with Mary throughout the week, and return it the following Sunday.







Outside St. Peter’s

Police Reserves Needs Volunteers

Volunteers Needed to Join the River Edge Police Reserves

Make a difference; give us your time and talent!

The River Edge Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to join their dedicated team of Police Reserve officers.  The Police Reserves are civilian volunteers trained to support and contribute to the overall safety and protection of the community.  The Reserve force provides the department with extra manpower on a regular basis that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other emergency situations that require more officers than would otherwise be available.

Applications to become an Officer in the River Edge Police Reserves are accepted year round and can be picked up in person at the River Edge Police Department Headquarters.

Knights of Columbus Membership

The Knights of Columbus are inviting all Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 to join our organization for promoting our guiding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The River Edge Knights serve the Parish of Saint Peters the Apostle and local community by volunteering their time and treasure in assisting the poor, disabled and disenfranchised, as well as programs for supporting our youth. Please contact Bob Garcia on: 201-262-7766, or via Email:, or on our website: for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!

LIONS Needed!

The River Edge Lions Club is in need of some new members due to a recent drop in enrollment (retirement, relocation, other obligations).  The Club does much to help the visually impaired, families in need, schools, scouts, recreation, and other community organizations as well as national and international causes.  “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.”  Please join in helping others.  The Lions meet at the River Edge Diner on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of September through June.  Please call Lorraine or Mike Blake at 201-967-1289 for more information.

Bergen Volunteers Needed

The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. We can provide your members with information about a multitude of choices for a rewarding volunteer experience.  Individual volunteer opportunities, group projects, family-friendly volunteering, student or school volunteer ideas—The Volunteer Center can help in choosing an activity that is a good match for a person’s talents, interests and availability. Our website ( lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Bergen County.

Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors

The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients. If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact Rev. David Armstrong – Director, Pastoral Care, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 – 551-996-2345.

Request for Hospice Volunteers

Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.

Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit patients during the daytime hours during the week and weekends. Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of 6 months. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals. For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-523-9745 or

Birthright: Help for New Moms Needed

Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.

Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed

The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.

St. Peter Academy News

Spring Flower Sale Order Pick-Up

St. Peter Academy Spring Flower Sale Orders will be ready for pick up on Tuesday May 8, 2018 in the upper St Peter parking lot starting at 11AM. There will be a small inventory of plants available for purchase the day of the sale.

Adopt-A-Student Fund

Give the Gift of a Catholic Education

A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.


The Seniors of St. Peter's

For Ages 55+
2nd Sunday of the Month
After the 11:00 AM Mass
In the Parish Center

St. Peter's Youth Group

Every Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Youth Room

St. Peter's MoMS Group

MoMS Group
(Ministry of Mothers Sharing)

Weekly on Thursdays
September to June
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)

All are welcome!

St. Peter's Singles Support Group

St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
7:30 PM
St. Peter Academy Meeting Room

All are welcome!

In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
For more information and upcoming events, visit:

Parents Support Group

Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child
Third Monday of each month
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
No preregistration and no fee

Project Linus

Crocheters and knitters meet weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 January through early June in the Casazza Center which is in the basement of the rectory. We make afghans, which are donated through the local chapter of Project Linus to sick and needy babies. All who are interested are welcome.

Any question, email:

St. Peter's Quilters

The quilters meet weekly in the Parish Center on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Fall and Spring (announced in the bulletin). All are welcome. We will find a job for everyone and will teach you our skills. The finished quilts are donated to the homeless teens at Covenant House in Newark. For more info call Marge Haggerty 201-262-0389 or email